Lucid Dreaming and Dream Yoga Retreat
with B. Alan Wallace
25- 31 October 2011
Organized by Vajrayana Institute, Sydney (www.vajrayana.com.au)
Modern scientific research into lucid dreaming draws a sharp distinction between the waking state and dreaming, and it has developed practical methods for inducing lucidity, namely, recognizing that we are dreaming while we are dreaming.
The ancient Buddhist contemplative tradition of dream yoga points out deep similarities between the waking state and dreaming, encouraging us to become lucid at all times. To fully awaken to the nature of experience is to be a Buddha, an âAwakened One,â and that is the ultimate aim of dream yoga.
During this retreat, Alan Wallace discussed the relation between lucid dreaming and dream yoga, including areas of complementarity and divergence. In addition, he guided the participants in the daytime and nighttime practices of dream yoga, interspersed with times for discussion.